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#614 Got clearance to start cycling, should I stop icing?

I just got off a call with a runner who needed a second opinion with his running injury recovery.

He had a fracture and it has been improving. But because it was painful and swollen, he was still icing it daily.

At his last follow-up appointment, the doctor actually said, “I think you’re good enough to actually start cycling at this point, to get back a little of your running fitness.”

So, the question is, should I stop icing?

Do I need to keep doing that? If my injury is good enough to start cycling can I stop icing?

Does a release to cycle mean you’re good enough to stop icing your foot?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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